Exercise Cautions


This resource was provided to Pet Guardian Angels of America by Cary Teller

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Whether you have a large great dane or a small terrier, you need to understand just how
important it is to exercise your dog on a regular basis. Your dog’s mood, health, and overall
quality of life will be increased when you learn about the different tips that will help you get out and start exercising with your dog.

Don’t burn the bottom of your dog’s feet

If you are planning on going running with your dog, you can’t do it in the dead heat of the sun. This is especially true when you are running on asphalt. The hot ground will actually burn the bottom of your dog’s feet. It is important to go running with your dog early in the day or later at night. Hot sand can also burn the bottom of your dog’s feet. This is why it is important to give your dog a place to sit when you take trips to the beach. Remember, if it would burn the bottom of your feet, it will probably burn the bottom of your dog’s feet.

Make sure you bring water for the both of you

While most pet owners don’t think about it,your dog’s health is nothing to joke around with. If you are playing with your dog outside, they are just going to want to keep going and going. This is why it is important to make sure you bring enough water for the both of you and force your pup to drink it regularly. If you don’t keep offering water to your dog, they are just going to stay dehydrated. Bring a bowl for your dog when you are out in the hot sun and a big jug of water. The two of you will easily go through a large jug of water while playing out in the hot sun.

Bring toys

An easy way to get your dog the exercise they need is to bring toys. It will be easy to get your dog excited about playing with a frisbee or ball for sometimes hours on end. You need to make sure that you are using toys that are safe for your dog. Some rope toys and other plastic types of toys can be very dangerous for dogs as small particles can get stuck in their digestive system. Make sure that you do your research before you buy toys for your dog.

Make sure you are aware of any leash laws

Leash laws are unique to every city. You should check with your local law enforcement before you go out with your dog. This will help you to feel more confident about letting your dog off the leash when you are in a park. Police officers will give tickets to dog owners when they are not obeying local leash laws. This is why it is so important to check on leash laws before going out to exercise with your dog. Also, even if the local laws permit your dog being able to be off their leash, you should make sure they are in a safe place to be let off their leash.

Make a habit out of exercising with your dog

Just like going to the gym, exercising with your dog takes a certain amount of discipline. You will need to create a habit out of exercising with your dog. This will make your dog much happier and healthier over the long run. If you are exercising with your dog on a regular basis, you will be much happier, too.

Exercising with your dog is something that can be a lot of fun. You will make the life of your dog so much better when you are able to take them out and get them exercise on a regular basis. It is important to make sure you are exercising your dog in a safe and healthy way. The more you get out with your pup, the easier regular exercise will become.

“Cary Teller is an Oregon native who loves exploring the outdoors with his trusty sidekick Milo, a 2-year old gorgeous and cuddly mastiff.”